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Re: dd (coreutils) 5.97 used power of 10 not 2 for calculating MB

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: dd (coreutils) 5.97 used power of 10 not 2 for calculating MB
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 22:57:32 +0100

Olivier Delhomme <address@hidden> wrote:

> Le Mon, 22 Jan 2007 20:09:27 -0700, Eric Blake disait :
>> Thanks for the report.  According to 'dd --help', "MB 1000*1000, M
>> 1024*1024", so the result matches documentation.  However, some of the
>> coreutils (such as ls) support --human-readable vs. --si to choose between
>> power of 10^3 and power of 2^10, maybe it would be worth adding such an
>> option to dd.
> There was an old patch that I proposed a long time ago about that
> against coreutils 5.0.91. Jim corrected it according to gnu standards
> and I think it was then Ok (it is still pending - see the TODO file at
> chapter "Changes expected to go in, someday.").

Oh!  Thanks for the reminder.
I see that the FSF now has a copyright assignment on file for you.

Did you ever write a ChangeLog entry or the paragraph of coreutils.texi
describing the new feature?  If not, can you do that, and adjust the
patch (below) so that it can be applied to the latest?

Here's the latest patch I see in the archives:

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